Tag: humanitarian intervention
Rwanda 20 Years Later
2014 is the 20th anniversary of the greatest human rights atrocity since the Cold War ended: the Rwandan Genocide (2014 is also the 100th anniversary of World War I). For most atrocities during the Cold War we blame the US-USSR rivalry, but it is very sobering to remember that even after the Soviets collapsed and the…
Short-term thinking in Libya hurts diplomacy elsewhere.
Why has Russia blocked UN Security Council’s authorization of force to stop bloodshed in Syria. There are several obstacles to the resolution of the Syrian Civil War (mutual fear among ethnic groups, Iran’s patronage of Assad, rise of Islamist radicals), but a big obstacle is Russia’s opposition at the UN Security Council. Russia’s material interests…
US cooperates with Uganda to catch Kony
Joseph Kony is a warlord, leader of the LRA, a rebel group that has been fighting the Ugandan government since the late 1980’s. The man and his group’s evil reaches comic-book proportions with thousands of murders, kidnappings and rape under his command. He was indicted for war crimes by the ICC, but evaded capture. He…